For some reasons, I lost my iPhone. I need urgent help from you expert guys. My concern is the lost phone, is it now unlocked? Can the person access the phone and is my information still on the old phone? I have been trying to recover a bunch of files I lost, like photos, contacts, texts… Does anyone have any insights?
If you’ve turned on find my iPhone on the phone, the lost iPhone is now basically a dud, a worthless brick. And all of your data is not visible as there’s an activation lock on that lost phone. As for how to rescue data from lost iPhone, that’s not readily apparent to a layman on how to properly recover these kind of files. Therefore, in this article, we will share three methods with you about how to get data back from missing iPhone.
Method one: Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup
It’s worth checking to see if iTunes has your phone’s backup saved somewhere. If so, you have the option to restore the device from the backup to get them back. This restore process can also take a long time and result in some error codes.
Method two: Restore iPhone from an iCloud Backup
If you’ve enabled iCloud backup, getting the lost back may be as easy as restoring the iPhone from the iCloud backup. However, you can’t see what files you have in a backup, only how much space they take up.
Method three: Turn to third-party tool for help
iFonebox is a professional iOS backup extractor that can help you download as many as 17 kinds of data like contacts, photos, videos, voice memos, calendar events, call logs, safari history, reminders, QQ messages, WeChat data, WhatsApp data, etc. Here’re some of its useful features:
- Highly effective and easy to use
- 100% safe and protect your personal information
- It has a preview function
- Selectively recovery instead of restoring the whole backup
- Compatible with all iOS versions
You can download the program from our website or here. There’re two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to download and install the right version for your computer. Then I will show you the detailed instructions to retrieve data if iPhone is lost.
Step one: Launch iFonebox
Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, it should list all saved iTunes backup and will allow you to retrieve data within. Choose the right backup, then click “Select” button to begin.
Step two: Scan data
It will scan automatically after you click the “Messages” icon, it might take your some time, please wait patiently.
Step three: Recover data
Now you can recover the data you want from backup. Choose the items you want to restore and click the “Recover to pc”.